In response to the Cuomo administration’s announcement today that it would ban fracking in New York State, CREDO released the following statement:
“Governor Cuomo has now set the national standard, and all eyes are now on California’s Governor Jerry Brown,” said Zack Malitz, campaign manager at CREDO. “There is no safe way to frack,” continued Malitz, adding, “When you can light your tap water on fire, you can be sure that fracking is bad for our health and our environment.” “The governors of states like California and Colorado, who are facing the same pressure from concerned citizens that pushed the Cuomo administration to take action, must now decide whose side they are on: the side of their state’s citizens or the fossil fuel industry.”
Here are some highlights of CREDO’s anti-fracking activism in New York over the years:
- CREDO activists have submitted over 400,000 petition signatures and public comments calling on Governor Cuomo to ban fracking.
- CREDO activists have made over 10,000 phone calls to Governor Cuomo urging him not to lift New York’s ban on fracking.
- CREDO Mobile customers have sent over 1,500 letters to the Cuomo administration opposing fracking in New York.
- Thousands of CREDO activists have attended dozens of rallies, large and small, in every corner of New York state.
- Overall 103,966 CREDO activists in New York have taken over 440,000 actions to ban fracking.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.5 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and tens of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.